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Islam and Pardoning Mistakes - Critiquing the Critics

The purpose of this article is to defend the Shariʿah from those who lack the credentials and competency to speak on its behalf.

The Gravity of Issuing an Edict [Fatwa]

An introductory text that explains the seriousness of a mufti's role and the task of issuing an edict (fatwa).

Translation of Surah Al-Fath (The Victory) by Seminary Part-Time Students

Read this excellent translation of Surah Al-Fath (the Victory) by our Arabic Part-Time Seminary Students.

What to Do on Ashura and When

Find out when Ashura is and read the fiqh and virtuous actions that can be performed.

How to Spend the 10 Days of Dh Al-Hijjah and Eid at Home

Read the fiqh and virtuous actions that can be performed in the upcoming greatest days of the year, the 10 days of Dh Al-Hijjah and…

Remembering Mufti Naeem

Recollecting some memories of Mufti Muhammad Naeem—may God have mercy on him, a mentor and teacher to thousands.

Dear Black Boy

A moving poem of concern for those whose lives were lost in recent events and the future of those who are witness to such events.

Thoughts on I Can’t Breathe

These events should stir something within our hearts and be channeled to working towards bringing about real change.

How to Spend Eid in Quarantine

Read the fiqh of how you and your family can make the most of Eid at home. Just like Ramadan this year, being at home…

Reflections on the life of Imām Al-Nawawi

In order to appreciate and apply the gems of knowledge left by Imām AL-Nawawi, we must take the time to learn his background and scholarship.

History and Development of Fiqh

The history and development of Uṣūl al-Fiqh and Fiqh in general passed through four primary eras.

Preservation and Compilation of the Qur’ān pt. 3: The Era of ‘Uthmān

During the Caliphate of ‘Uthman, Islam had spread far and wide, and the differences of recitation spread as well leading to a lot of confusion.

Preservation and Compilation of the Qurʾān pt.2 : The Era of Abu Bakr

During the caliphate of Abu Bakr (ra) the entire Qurʾān was compiled into a single book.

Preservation and Compilation of the Qurʾān pt.1 : Era of the Prophet ﷺ

Through Allah's divine protection, the words of the Qurʾān today are the exact same words that were revealed to the Prophet ﷺ.

Guidance for Tarāwīḥ at Home

The purpose of this brief article is to provide some guidance for praying tarāwīḥ at home.

An Open Letter to the “Religious” Regarding Acceptance

It is extremely important for us, especially our “religious” to understand that within Islamic Jurisprudence there are a number of issues in which there are…

Zakāh on 401 (k)

“Do I have to pay zakāh on my 401 (k) plan?” The short answer is yes.

Crisis of Knowledge

According to a lot of my teachers, mentors, and contemporary scholars the "crisis of knowledge" is perhaps the greatest crisis affecting the entire Muslim world.

ʿĀshūrāʾ

We should all try to fast on ʿĀshūrāʾ, The 10th of Muḥarram. If possible, fast the day before or after as well.

Prophetic Guidance for the Solar Eclipse

During a solar eclipse, we should be doing whatever our Prophet Muḥammad, The Guide of Humanity, ﷺ did. So what did he ﷺ teach us…

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